SALON NO.94:  City of Vanishing  Places

SALON NO.94: City of Vanishing Places

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Join writers TOM BOLTON and TRAVIS ELBOROUGH as they go in search of the lost landscapes and locales of London.

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As Keith Waterhouse’s Billy Liar once observed, ‘a man could lose himself in London’ but what of the buildings, streets and entire neighbourhoods that have disappeared from the A-Z?

TOM BOLTON and TRAVIS ELBOROUGH return to the Salon for an evening celebrating the missing bits, maps, memory, places, and ruins that ghost our streets - and the simple pleasure of trying to find your way to the lost city.

The evening will include short films by Paul Kelly and Esther Johnson on London's lost cafes and the crumbling coastline of Skipsea in East Yorkshire.

TOM BOLTON, the author of Vanished City and London's Lost Rivers is one the capital’s leading authorities on the city's forgotten haunts and obliterated locales. A ceaseless explorer of London’s ever-changing landscape, he has unearthed the ghosts of Cripplegate, Clare Market and old Limehouse and tracked the city’s buried watercourses from picturesque Hampstead in the North to the hidden suburbs of South London.

Acclaimed by The Guardian as one of the country's 'finest pop culture historians’, TRAVIS ELBOROUGH has charted the life and times of London’s classic Routemaster bus and the relocation of London Bridge to Lake Havasu, Arizona. In his award-winning book, Atlas of Vanishing Places, Travis embarked on a voyage in search of disappearing, submerged and lost landscapes and manmade wonders that have been wiped off the map - from the uncanny stone age remains of Skara Brae to the tiny missing Japanese islet of Esanbehanakitakojima .


Top Image courtesy ALAN DEIN - from the the ‘Music is the Most Beautiful Language in the World’ an album of Lost london Yiddish Jazz

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Our new home, THE HORSE HOSPITAL, is a unique Grade II listed not for profit, independent arts venue within the only existing unspoilt example of a two-floor, purpose-built stable with public access in London.

Built in 1797 by James Burton. the shell is constructed with London Stocks whilst the interior features a mock cobbled re-inforced concrete floor and ramps with slats to prevent the horses from slipping. Each floor has five cast iron pillars and several original iron tethering rings.

There will be a small bar to purchase drinks


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